The Black Rose Netlabel Collective is a co-operatively artist-run free-music netlabel. Our collective purpose is to release music that isn't currently being released by the majority of other existing netlabels, and to work together to build a free-music community that is greater than the sum of its' parts. The founders' musical backgrounds are primarily in post-punk, deathrock, noise, industrial, and experimental music, but we're open to pretty much anything.
We as artists can accomplish more and have more fulfilling experiences when we work together. If you would like to join us and release your music with us, send us an email with a link to where we can check your music out:
You will be expected to contribute what you can to the Collective, but the extent to which will be largely up to you. The more we work together, however, the more we can accomplish.
The name "black rose" was chosen for a few reasons. It sounds innocuous enough to be just another dark-music scene cliché, but it is also an anarchist symbol referring to a famous labour strike. It is within this dialectic, of the banality of commercial culture and the self-organization of the voiceless, that we as artists must operate in the 21st century